How To Update Games/Apps On Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo eShop, And Steam?

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In this article, we are going to tell you how you can update your Apps/Games on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, And Steam.

It’s always advisable to use the up-to-date version of the games and apps as they can help in fixing any ongoing bugs and improve the overall performance.

If your game is glitching or not working as expected then it may be an indication that you have a pending update for your app or game.

As well as updates also include fresh content and features. If any app or game wants to introduce anything new then they release it under the update.

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Things To Keep In Mind Before Updating Your Apps And Games


  • Make sure you have a working internet connection with good speed and stability.
  • Make sure your device is properly connected to the internet.
  • When you are installing the update make sure to not shut down your device.
  • Depending upon the size of the update it may take several minutes or hours to install the updates.

How To Update Apps And Games On PlayStation Console?


For PS5

  • On your PS5 console go to the Games Home.
  • Then Highlight the game or app that you want to update.
  • Then press the Options button to access the options menu.
  • If there is a pending update, then you can install it by following the on-screen instructions.

For For PS4

  • On your PS4 console go to the Library.
  • Then Highlight the game or app that you want to update.
  • Then press the Options button.
  • Then choose Check for Update.
  • If there is a pending update, then you can install it by following the on-screen instructions.

How To Update Apps And Games On Xbox Console?


For Xbox 360

  • From the dashboard choose My Games & Apps.
  • Then Go to the game or app that you want to update, and Highlight it.
  • Then from your controller press the Menu button.
  • Then choose Check for updates.
  • If there are any pending updates then it will download and install automatically.

For Xbox One

  • From the Xbox Home screen tap the Xbox button from the controller.
  • Then choose My Games & Apps.
  • Then choose Updates to get the list of available updates for your game and app.
  • Then Choose the game or app that you want to update.
  • Then choose Update.

For Xbox Series X/S

  • Tap the Xbox button from the controller to access the guide.
  • Then go to “My games & apps“.
  • Then choose Updates to get the list of available updates for your game and app.
  • Then Choose the game or app that you want to update.
  • Then choose Update.

How to Update Software Downloaded from the Nintendo eShop?


  • Go to the Home Menu.
  • Then tap on the Nintendo eShop icon.
  • Then tap Open.
  • From the top left tap Menu.
  • Then choose Settings / Other.
  • Then go under the section named History, and choose Updates.
  • If there is any update available for your download Software then you will see the update option next to it.
  • Then tap Update.

How To Update Games On Steam?


  • Go to Steam.
  • Then go to the Library.
  • Then Go to the game for which you want to check the update.
  • Then Right-click on the game.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then you can choose the option “Always keep this game up to date“, if you choose this option your game will update itself automatically if there are any new updates.
  • You can also choose the option “Only update this game when I launch it.”
  • In case you are trying to update an alpha or beta release of a game then choose the Betas tab.
  • Then open the Drop-down menu and choose the alpha or beta version that you want to opt into.

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